Big cup wins for Chelsea and Manchester United

There were no upsets in the EFL Cup third round on Wednesday as defending champions Manchester United made light work of Burton, while Chelsea hammered Nottingham Forest.

A brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin helped Everton to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Sunderland at Goodison Park.

The Toffees youngster opened the scoring on 38 minutes and added a second goal six minutes after the break, before Omar Niasse sealed their progress seven minutes from time.

Arsenal sneaked into the fourth round of the competition after claiming a narrow 1-0 win against Doncaster Rovers at the Emirates Stadium, where Theo Walcott’s 25-minute goal settled the tie.

Michy Batshuayi bagged a hat-trick as Chelsea cruised to a 5-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were leading 3-0 at the break courtesy of goals from Kenedy (13′), Batshuayi (19′) and Charly Musonda (40′), before the Belgian striker added another two after the break to complete the rout, with Tendayi Darikwa managing a late consolation for the Reds.

Leroy Sane scored either side of half-time as Manchester City beat West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns.

The Citizens got off to a flying start when Sane broke the deadlock after just three minutes and they held onto their lead until the 72nd minute before Claudio Yacob equalised.

But the German winger struck again five minutes later to book City’s place in the next round.

Manchester United kicked off their title defence with a commanding 4-1 triumph against Burton Albion at Old Trafford.

Marcus Rashford (5′, 17′) scored an early brace to put the Red Devils in control, before Jesse Lingard (36′) killed off the cup-tie in the latter stages of the first half.

Anthony Martial wrapped up the win on the hour mark, while Lloyd Dyer gave the visiting fans something to cheer in stoppage time as he got on the scoresheet at the Theatre of Dreams.

Wednesday’s results:
Everton 3-0 Sunderland
Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster Rovers
Chelsea 5-1 Nottingham Forest
West Brom 1-2 Manchester City
Manchester United 4-1 Burton Albion